Video shows the avalanche that hit Everest Base Camp after earthquake

Terrifying. German climber Jost Kobusch was at Everest Base Camp as the earthquake that devastated Nepal, hit Everest too. You can see the people realize the ground was shaking and then immediately get hit by a horrific avalanche right after. So sad.

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It’s so scary that the time to process the earthquake had hit and the incoming avalanche was coming was only a few seconds. 18 people died in the avalanche.

The video has NSFW language.


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DISCUSSION

Serious question...wtf do you do in that situation? Did they hide behind their tent?

Did anything they do actually help their chances of survival or did they just get lucky?